Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

I have been blogging about 12 years, although I don’t have all the posts from all those years. I do have some and I found this post today from around Memorial Day in 2014 while looking for another post. I thought I’d share it here again today and maybe share some of my past posts …

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I have been listening to TobyMac in one form or another since the early 1990s. His son Truett was on a couple of his albums and when I heard Truett had died recently, I was completely shocked, as many TobyMac fans were. I still don’t know the details around Truett’s death, but I can’t imagine …

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Do you start your new year off with a word you hope and plan will define that new year? I’ve been doing that for a few years now, a tradition that started with my brother who was doing it with someone else on a blog. I really don’t think about the word that much during …

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There we sat three days before Thanksgiving, a huge sign in our front yard, announcing to the world the house we are living in is for sale and we’re looking to get out of dodge. It’s a surreal feeling, sleeping in a house that one day soon may no longer be yours. You lay awake …

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When I was in high school and college I wrote and sketched and photographed what I wanted without much thought to how it might upset or bother someone. I would definitely say I was much more in tune with my creative brain back then. I stayed up late creating either through drawing or writing, rarely …

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I’ve decided the more I’m off social media, the more creative I can be, which is why it looks like another social media detox is coming up in the next week or so and it may last 30-days like I did earlier this year. Actually, saving my creativity isn’t the only reason for dropping off …

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Here is a little advice: if you have found an activity you enjoy and there is a forum you can join that you think will help you learn more about said activity, don’t join the forum. Just don’t. Especially if the forum is on Facebook. Before long the people on there – all with their …

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Parents: “Let’s go blueberry picking!” Almost 13-year old: “Yeah, fine. Okay.” Almost 5-year old: “Yeah! Blueberries!” Parents: “We’re here! Where should we pick? Here again? Like last year? Okay!” Outside the car, all reflecting on how it’s as hot as it was last year and noticing arms and legs feel like licorce that’s been sitting …

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The mother in an online support group for moms with anxiety and depression asked all us faceless mothers on the other side of the screen: “Why can’t I get it together?” She asked because she felt alone Many of us let her know she was not alone, we were right there with her. We all …

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